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Oct 23, 2011 10:00am PDT
. >>> welcome. i'm bob aber nethy. good to have you with us. as the occupy wall street movement spreads around the world, religious leaders continue to play a role in the demonstrations. in london, st. paul's ka ahead at yal ral shut down for the first time since world war ii about the growing protester who is set up camp on the church's grounds. they worried their presence was a safety hazard. here in the u.s., more than 200 clergy signed a petition calling for economic justice and offering spiritual support to the protesters. while jewish groups have been part of the protest, the anti-defamation league condemned what it said has been anti-semitic signs at some of the demonstrations. religion continues to play a prominent and controversial role this presidential campaign season and came up in the republican presidential candidate debate in las vegas we have a report. >> mitt romney said candidates should not be selected on the basis of faith. >> that are idea that we should choose people based on religion for public office is what i find most troubling because the founders of the country went
Oct 30, 2011 8:30am EDT
for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. >>> a new vatican document this week called for sweeping changes in the global financial system in order, it said, to put "the common good" at the center of economic activity. one of the most controversial proposals would create an international political authority that would have broad power to regulate financial markets. the document was issued by the pontifical council for justice and peace. it said changes are needed to address the quote "inequalities and distortions of capitalist development." >> meanwhile, in many cities around the world, the occupy movement continues its campaigns for economic justice. here in the u.s., religious leaders raised concerns about how some cities have been cracking down on the protests. the group faithful america launched a petition drive urging local authorities to refrain from violence. the faith community has been playing an increasingly visible role in many of the protests. kim lawton reports on some of the religious activities around occupy wall street.
Oct 9, 2011 10:30am EDT
you with us. thousands of religious conservatives are gathering in washington this weekend for the annual values voter summit, sponsored by the family research council and others. in addition to the many activists, several lawmakers are also speaking, as are almost all of the leading republican presidential hopefuls. >>> three women share this year's nobel peace prize for their work advancing democracy and women's rights. they are ellen johnson sirleaf, the president of liberia and africa's first democratically elected female president. leymah gbowee, also liberian, honored for her work mobilizing christian and muslim women against violence and rape. and tawakul karman, a yemeni activist and journalist who helped organize anti-government protests in her country. she is the first arab woman to receive a nobel peace prize. >>> the u.s. supreme court opened its new term this week, and one of the first cases on the docket was an anti-discrimination dispute that many believe could be the most important church-state case to reach the high court in years. at issue is whether churches and
Oct 2, 2011 10:00am PDT
for bob agger nethy. thank you for joining us. a federal judge upheld most of alabama's controversial immigration law. they ruled police officers can be required to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally. public schools must check the status of students. the part of the law opposed most vigorously by many religion groups was struck down. christian clergy outlawed transporting or harboring illegal immigrants and prevented them from minstering to certain people. the judge's decision is expected to be appealed by both sides. >>> an american-born radical preacher was killed in yemen by an air strike this week. officials considered him a major terror threat to the united states. his anti-american sermons inspired several plots against the u.s. ethicists and religion voices raised questions about whether the killing violated law or denied his right to due process. on our website we have a segment on the ethical issues raised by the use of drones. the council considered the palestinian request for independent state. it's expected to be weeks before th
Oct 16, 2011 10:00am PDT
have you with us. president obama met with top leaders of the national association of evangelicals this week at the white house. >> it was the first time the president met with the group. among the topics discussed, religious freedom abroad, jobs here at home and cuts to the federal budget. the nae has urged lawmakers not to reduce foreign aid or domestic programs that serve the poor. >> meanwhile, outside a d.c. courthouse, other religious leaders held a prayer vigil opposing budget cuts to anti-poverty programs. >> 11 members of the religious group were facing misdemeanor charges for "intention to disrupt congress" during a prayer vigil at the capitol last july. those charges were dropped after the leaders agreed not to enter the capitol for 6 months and to submit to drug testing. >>> as the occupy wall street protests continue, there is now a noticeable religious presence at the mass gatherings. sukkahs, the temporary structures built to mark the jewish holiday of sukkot, were constructed at some of the protest sites. earlier, prayer services were held for yom kippur. an interfa
Search Results 0 to 15 of about 16 (some duplicates have been removed)